Book Title: A Life By Design (The Italian Family Series) by Lucy Appadoo
Category: Adult Fiction, 211 pages
Genre: 20th Century Historical Romance, coming of age story set in Milan, Italy
Release date: Aug 24, 2018
Format available for review: ebook (mobi, PDF, ePub)
Tour dates: Sept 24 to Oct 12, 2018
Content Rating: PG-13 + M
When 20-year-old Elena Allegro leaves the Italian village of Laurino to study Fashion Design in Milan, she’s certain her dreams are about to come true. Despite her father’s warnings that risk comes with her newfound freedom, she loves her studies and develops a love interest with Francesco, the handsome young entrepreneur who offers her a part-time job in a Milan clothing store.
It seems like an idyllic situation—until a stalker targets Elena, tormenting her with mind games and threatening her safety. In the face of escalating danger to herself and to Francesco, Elena must fight for her freedom, her love, and her survival.
Lucy is an author of romantic suspense, historical fiction/coming of age, short story thrillers, and non-fiction books. She is also a Registered Counsellor/Wellness Coach, and works as a Rehabilitation Counsellor for the Australian Government.
Lucy enjoys reading romantic suspense, romance, thrillers, crime novels, family/historical drama, and sagas. She has enjoyed travelling to exotic places such as Madrid, Mauritius, and Italy, and draws on these experiences in her creative writing.
Lucy’s favourite authors include Kendra Elliot, Christiane Heggan, Theresa Ragan, Tara Moss, Nicholas Sparks, Adriana Trigiani, Erica Spindler, and James Patterson (to name a few).
Lucy’s interests include meditation, exercising, journal writing, reading fiction and nonfiction texts about writing, coaching, and counselling, ongoing professional development, spending time with her husband and two daughters, and socialising with friends and family.
BOOK TOUR SCHEDULE:
Sept 24 – A Mama’s Corner of the World – book spotlight / giveaway
Sept 25 – Working Mommy Journal – review / giveaway
Sept 26 – FLY HIGH! – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Sept 27 – Viviana MacKade – book spotlight / guest post
Sept 28 – Laurie’s Thoughts and Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Oct 1 – Cheryl’s Book Nook – review / giveaway
Oct 2 – Literary Flits – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Oct 2 – #redhead.with.book – book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 3 – Celticlady’s Reviews – book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 4 – Locks, Hooks and Books – review / giveaway
Oct 5 – Amy’s Booket List – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Oct 8 – Olio by Marilyn – review / author interview / giveaway
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Oct 10 – Haddie’s Haven – review / giveaway
Oct 11 – Library of Clean Reads – review / giveaway
Oct 12 – Essentially Italian – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Oct 12 – books are love – review / giveaway
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